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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2007-12-21: Rowan and Bruce’s (R&B) Favorites of 2007 (and Christmas) Special!

December 23, 2017

pic_accordionsantaHere we were, ten years ago, at Accordion Noir radio episode number 56.  By early December we’d successfully completed our first year on the air against all odds, and were doing a celebratory victory lap through the rest of December with special “year-in-review” programming.  We had an episode of Rowan’s favourite pieces we’d broadcast that year, an episode of Bruce’s favourites, and here was the episode of songs that turned up on both of our top picks list!  Also the deck is stacked with a little seasonal holiday programming, and here we are again in a little holiday season.  So… enjoy!  At its original online home, 94 223 people did… now we have issued it a new forever home on the Internet, where hopefully it will continue to entertain and delight fanciers of the eclectic into the foreseeable future.  And to help enhance your enjoyment of the program… here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir: Playlist: December 21, 2007 (R&B Faves & X-mas)
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM (Our regular time.)
http://www.coopradio.org/ to support us worldwide.

Rowan and Bruce’s (R&B) Favorites of 2007, and Christmas Special!

Artist — Song — Album (Date) — Origin — label/contact if known

Amsterdam Klezmer Band — Sadagora Hot Dub — Gypsy Groove (2006) — Amsterdam? — http://www.putumayo.com/
Decemberists (covering John Denver) — Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) –Alternative Rock Xmas (2007) — (Is it still “Alternative” when it’s on Capitol/EMI records?) — http://www.billdanoff.com/songs.htm#Please%20Daddy http://www.decemberists.com/
Southern Scratch — Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — Chicken Scratch Christmas — Native, Tohono O’odham, Arizona, USA — http://www.canyonrecords.com/cr8101.htm
Rowan Lipkovits — You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch — http://www.myspace.com/rowanlipkovits (We know him, he’s famous.)
Grace Jones — I’ve Seen That Face Before — Straight off of YouTube, worth seeing her wearing a paper hat and beak. — Originally on the album Nightclubbing (1981) — Spanish Town, Jamaica/Syracuse, New York, USA — from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZRTbjpFCF4
Gerry Mulligan/Astor Piazolla — Twenty Years After — Summit – Reunion Cumbre (October 1, 1974) — New York/Argentina — http://www.gerrymulligan.info/ http://www.piazzolla.org/
Alice Hall — What Is This Thing Called Love? — Planet Squeezebox anthology (1995) — USA, born in Belgium! — http://web.gc.cuny.edu/freereed/deiro/recordings/cassetes.html (we’d love to hear these archive tapes)
Rachelle Garniez & The Fortunate Few — Quality Star — Luckyday (2004) — New York, NY, USA– http://www.rachellegarniez.com/
Regis Gizavo, Louis Mhlanga, David Mirandon — International Rhumba — Stories (2006) — Madagascar, Zimbabwe/South Africa, France — http://www.rootsworld.com/freereed/gizavo.html
Creaking Planks — Never Give A Puppy For Christmas — Very Vancouver Christmas (2007) (Fundraiser for SPCA animal protection) — http://ca.geocities.com/creakingplanks/ http://www.myspace.com/veryvancouverchristmas
Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira — Riacho Seco — Pau Doido (1992) — Itabaiana, Brazil (He died a year ago last week, 1930-2006) — http://www.sivuca.com.br/ (cool animated accordions) & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivuca
Rowan Lipkovits — Christmas in Prison (John Prine) — (acoustic grunge version)

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fans, the Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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